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updated: 12/12/2010

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    This page lists past editions of the NMA Electric Pennant, which is the online newsletter of the Newport Mooring Association. For current Electric Pennant news pages, click on News in the navigation bar. The Electric Pennant is only available online. In contrast, the NMA Pennant, the official hardcopy publication of the Newport Mooring Association, is distributed to all dues-paid members via postal mail. Recent and past editions of this official newsletter may be found from the NMA Pennant Archive page.

  • 2008, April 21 - Update on April 9th Harbor Commission meeting on Dinghy Dock Extensions project, RSS dredging feed, Chris Miller new Manager, Harbor Resources (to this date, news page was just one page, so there is just one link here)

  • 2008, May 29 - Front page: H, J, and K permit holders' input to Harbor Resources on 19th St dock extensions urged, RSS City news feed; Back page: City fees study mentioned, Revenue Department slip survey sent, eelgrass, RSS dredging feed

  • 2008, July 01 - Front page: 19th Street public dock extension input from permit holders urged; sealions are back, jellyfish too; June Harbor Resources update; RSS City news feed; Back page: City fees study; Revenue Dept. survey, Title 17 code reference regarding pier rentals; new 15th St. pumpout on-line; Rhine Wharf update; CRM contract modification to better map eelgrass; RSS dredging feed

  • 2008, September 18 - Front page: Dinghy dock extensions, sealion update, jellyfish, newsletters and archive link, Clean Boating Act of 2008 Passes!, Harbor Resources news, City news feed; Back page: City fees study, Revenue Dept. slip survey, 15th St. pumpout live, Rhine Wharf dinghy dock still pending gov't oversight, eelgrass update, Harbor Commission and Harbor Resources calendars, RSS dredging feed

  • 2008, December 08 - Front page: City Fees study; Netzer Appraisal and Permit Holder feedback letter to City Manager; Shortened time frame for notifying permit holders of sea lion problems; Manager's Updates, City news feed; Back page: Revenue Dep't. slip survey; Rhine Wharf dinghy dock still pending final Army Corps approval, eelgrass update; RSS harbor-related feed.

  • 2009, January 15: - Front page: City Harbor Fees study; Netzer Appraisal and Permit Holder feedback letter to City Manager; Harbor Fees Study presented to City Council Finance Committee for Study Session; Study Session update; Byron Grams updates the southern California Survey of Mooring Permit Fees; City news feed; Back page: Revenue Dep't. slip survey; Rhine Wharf dinghy dock still pending final Army Corps approval, eelgrass update; RSS harbor-related feed; Clean Boating Networking meeting at ALYC.

  • 2009, May 22: - Front page: Harbor Fees Study; 2008 NMA Southern California Mooring Permit Price Survey; Sea lion update; Mooring Appraisal critique; City News feed; Back page: Dinghy dock extensions, Rhine Wharf project, mooring transfers, dredging.

  • 2010, Feb 23: - Front page: Big Surf with amazing helicopter photos, Harbor Fees Study; 2008 Mooring Permit Fees Survey, Sea Lions update. For back page, see version archived in March 2010.

  • 2010 Mar 23 - Front page: Bellport will be proposed to handle mooring management in Newport Beach, City taking another run at a Harbor Fees Study – NMA invited to give input; Staggering Coastal Marina permit proposal by SWRCB. Last, but not least, our news feeds have been revamped and are now better than ever. We're carrying the City of Newport Beach live RSS feeds as well as Newport Harbor and Moorings news to within the last hour. More than ever, we’re your go–to source for the latest news about the harbor. Back page: Dinghy docks extensions finally going to bid; Rhine Wharf renovation nearly complete; Rhine Wharf public dinghy dock construction soon to begin. And our Newport Harbor live RSS dredging news feed has been totally revamped.

  • 2010 May 06 - Front page: Sheriff to sharpen pencil on mooring administration bid to retain management; Coastal Marina permit on hold while SWRCB works with Clean Marina groups. City and Newport Harbor RSS News from 2010-03-24 to 2010-05-06. Back page: Dinghy dock extensions to be built by Swift Slip; HAMP, dredging news.

  • 2010 July 07 - Front page: City Council supports Harbor Patrol for mooring management; Coastal Marinas permit on hold; NMA annual meeting wrap-up report, City and Newport Harbor RSS News from 2010-05-07 to 2010-07-06. Back page: Dinghy dock extensions under construction, HAMP, eelgrass, dredging news and RSS feed.

  • 2010 November 04 - Front page: The issue of mooring fees moves to the front burner in the months since July. City Council supports Harbor Patrol for mooring management; Coastal Marinas permit on hold; NMA annual meeting wrap-up report, City and Newport Harbor RSS News from 2010-09-03 to 2010-11-04. Back page: Dinghy dock extensions completed, HAMP delayed, eelgrass, dredging news and RSS feed.

  • 2010 December 12 - Front page: Despite meetings with the City and over two hours of citizen input on 11/23, and not a single citizen commenter speaking in support of the City Ad-hoc Committee proposal, City Council votes 4-2 to triple mooring fees and end mooring transferability in Newport Harbor. City and Newport Harbor RSS News from 2010-11-05 to 2010-12-12. Back page: Dinghy dock extensions completed, HAMP adopted, eelgrass, dredging news and RSS feed.







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